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Atkinson Aces Opening Day at Speedway 660

(Geary, NB – May 19th, 2019) – Richard Atkinson (Geary, NB) sent a strong statement to the rest of his competition at the Riverview Ford Lincoln Season Opener at Speedway 660. After five years, Atkinson drove his No. 40 Model Town Apartments/Roof Doctor Chevrolet back to victory lane during the first Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman feature of the season.

Atkinson, one of the seasoned veterans in the Sportsman field and dubbed “The Old Musket” by his peers, raced to the 40-lap feature win over Curtis Collins (Barnesville, NB) and Clark Moore (Saint John, NB), who moved past Courtney O’Blenis (Boundary Creek, NB) late in the feature for the podium spot. The race ran with only one caution and took just over 13 minutes to complete. Atkinson will also go down as the first Late Model competitor in Atlantic Canada to win with the new Five Star Race Car Bodies “Generation Two” body on his racecar. Matt Maillet (Burton, NB) and Courtney O’Blenis took home qualifying heat wins in the 11-car field.

“The Camry Kid” Brent Roy (Hanwell, NB) led a podium filled with previous champions in the RE/MAX East Coast Elite Realty Pro Stock division feature. Roy crossed the line ahead of reigning track champion Dave O’Blenis (Boundary Creek, NB) and Greg Fahey (St. Stephen, NB). The 50-lap feature was a fast paced affair and was run in just under 18 minutes. Roy and Fahey took home heat race wins.

Roger Slocum (Chipman, NB) returned to Riverview Ford Lincoln Victory Lane during the season opening DMR Auto Street Stock feature. Courtney Barton (Minto, NB) scored a career best second place finish in Sunday’s 30-lap feature with a returning Ryan Richard (Saint John, NB) coming home third in the eight car field. Slocum completed a clean sweep of the day by also taking the heat race victory.

With a freshly built race car, BJ Gillespie took home his first Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooters division feature win of the year. Gillespie raced to the win over Brody Levesque (Fredericton, NB) and reigning track champion Bryan Suttie (Keswick, NB). Rookie Tristan Harris and a returning Matt Martin completed the top five in the 15-car field. The Grey Owl, Malcolm Suley and Gillespie won heat races in the division.

Racing action continues at Speedway 660 next Sunday afternoon for a full card of weekly racing including all four house divisions. The Atlantic Modified Tour will make their first of two stops on the season in the Geary woods as well. Racing on Sunday, May 26th begins at 2pm.

For more information about the Riverview Ford Lincoln Season Opener or any event at Speedway 660, visit Speedway660.com, like @Speedway660 on Facebook or call the Speedway 660 Raceline at (506) 454-7223.

About Riverview Ford Lincoln:
Riverview Ford Lincoln Sales is the number one choice for all things Ford in Fredericton, NB and the surrounding areas. Whether you’re in the market for a new or quality pre-owned vehicle, servicing, parts or accessories, you’ll find everything you need along with the warmest of welcomes here at Riverview Ford Lincoln. Your complete satisfaction is our absolute priority, and that philosophy permeates through every aspect of our operation. Ford has what must be the most impressive lineup of new vehicles in its history available right now, and you’ll find them all here at Riverview Ford Lincoln. Visit them at 970 Hanwell Road, online at RiverviewFord.ca or call them at (506) 453-0400.

About Speedway 660:
Speedway 660 is one of Canada’s premier stock car racing facilities. Located in New Brunswick’s Fredericton region, it attracts race teams and fans from the Maritimes, New England and Quebec. The Speedway 660 racing season runs from mid May until Labour Day Weekend. SpeedWeekend, one of the most prestigious short track events in eastern North America, wraps up Speedway 660’s racing season.

UNOFFICIAL FEATURE RESULTS

Riverview Ford Lincoln Season Opener – Sunday, May 26th, 2019 – Speedway 660

RE/MAX EAST COAST ELITE REALTY PRO STOCK

1st – 26 Brent Roy
2nd – 48 Dave O’Blenis
3rd – 29 Greg Fahey
4th – 87 Matt Harris
5th – 81 Ian Rasmussen
6th – 10 Devin Snell
7th – 24 Ben Pelletier
8th – 88 Kevin Moore
9th – 29T Robert Tomlinson

MARTIN’S HOME HEATING SPORTSMAN

1st – #40 Richard Atkinson
2nd – #27 Curtis Collins
3rd – #54 Clark Moore
4th – #48C Courtney O’Blenis
5th – #74 Alexandra O’Blenis
6th – #41 Rob Raynes
7th – #11 Luc McLaughlin
8th – #43 Hudson Weston
9th – #52 Destiny Enkel
10th – #94 Ryan Raynes
11th – #29 Matt Maillet

DMR AUTO STREET STOCK

1st – #15 Roger Slocum
2nd – #21 Courtney Barton
3rd – #80 Ryan Richard
4th – #71 Chris Hanely
5th – #54 Randy Campbell
6th – #22 Kyle MacKinnon
7th – #69 BJ Gillespie
8th – #99 Shawn Hyslop

FREDERICTON GUN SHOP SHARP SHOOTERS

1st – #69 BJ Gillespie
2nd – #05 Brody Levesque
3rd – #51 Bryan Suttie
4th – #7 Tristan Harris
5th – #33 Matt Martin
6th – #71 Scott Kennie
7th – #25 Christan Savoie
8th – #11 Caleb Urquhart
9th – #38 Jon Forsythe
10th – #73 Ryan Bernard
11th – #41 Maggie Suttie
12th – #01 Jeff Rose
13th – #96 Robert Nickerson
14th – #60 Grey Owl
15th – #92 Randy Storey

 

 

 

RIVERVIEW FORD LINCOLN SEASON OPENER BEGINS 26TH SPEEDWAY 660 SEASON SUNDAY

(GEARY, NB – May 15th, 2019) – Speedway 660 will embark on their 26th season of motorsports in “the Geary woods” this weekend. The Riverview Ford Lincoln Season Opener on Sunday, May 19th will begin an action packed year of racing that will open on the Victoria Day Long Weekend and close on the Labour Day Long Weekend with SpeedWeekend. The four Speedway 660 house divisions will each open their season on Sunday with point paying features, including the RE/MAX East Coast Elite Realty Pro Stocks, Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman, DMR Auto Street Stocks and Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooters. Post time for Sunday’s Riverview Ford Lincoln Season Opener is 2pm.

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Ricky Bobby

It is with extremely heavy hearts that we offer our deepest condolences to Jill, Ricky (Brittany), Josh (Andrea), Brittany Farrell (Denise) and the entire Arbeau family on the loss of Rick Arbeau, one of our most beloved race fans and friend.

Ricky Bobby was a staple at Speedway 660 and the first smiling face many saw when driving into the Speedway. He was known for his devotion and love to his family, his beautiful grandchildren, his friends and to the sport of racing.

Speedway 660 lost a piece of its heart today, but we take comfort that Rick peacefully has taken the checkered flag in Heaven and that his hard fought battle is over. We will all miss his presence at the Speedway everyday but know he’ll be in the corner; directing us all to the front.

To the entire Arbeau family; may you be comforted by the outpouring of love and support that surrounds you during such a difficult time. As a racing family and community, our hearts and prayers are with you all.

In Memory of Rick Arbeau

Speedway 660 Releases 2019 Racing Schedule

(GEARY, NB – March 17th, 2019) – Management of Speedway 660 is excited to announce their 2019 schedule of events. The 26th season of racing in Geary, New Brunswick will feature 15 racing cards over 14 weekends from the Victoria Day weekend in May to the Labour Day weekend in September. The racing program will focus on local racing throughout the Summer with the four house divisions taking centre stage every weekend in the “Geary woods.”

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Awards Banquet and 2019 Season Passes Now On Sale

It’s that time of year again!

The Speedway 660 2018 Awards Banquet is just around the corner, Saturday, January 26th at the Fredericton Inn and tickets are now available! Tickets are $45 per person.

Season Pit Passes and Grandstand Season Passes are on sale now! Pit pass $270.00 And grandstand passes are $220.00, a $50.00 discount until the end of January!

Please contact Shawna Roy 476-0852 or at the RE/MAX Office, 283 Saint Mary’s Street or contact Alanna Wilkins in Saint John at 506-696-7271.

Hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Holiday Season! Looking forward to seeing you all very soon

MESSER ENDS SOPHOMORE SEASON WITH MCLAUGHLIN ROOF TRUSSES 250 WIN

(Geary, NB – September 2nd, 2018) – Nineteen year old Ryan Messer drove to the biggest victory of his racing career in the 18th Annual McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 on Sunday evening at Speedway 660. Messer, of Harvey, New Brunswick, took the lead for the final time on Lap 234 from Steve Halpin (Saint John, NB) and led a total of 17 laps en route to his first 250-victory in just his sophomore Pro Stock season.

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Official Feature Results – Martin’s Home Heating 150

The following are feature results from Saturday night’s feature events at Speedway 660.

Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman 150

1st – #48 Dave O’Blenis
2nd – #77 Colby Smith
3rd – #27 Curtis Collins
4th – #10 Brady Creamer
5th – #85 Kenny MacKenzie Jr
6th – #29 Matt Maillet
7th – #54 Clark Moore
8th – #74 Alexandra O’Blenis
9th – #88 Luc Bourgeois
10th – #53 Laurie Cormier
11th – #52 Destiny Enkel
12th – #43 Hudson Weston
13th – #23 Drew Greenlaw
14th – #28 John Rankin
15th – #40 Richard Atkinson
16th – #11 Jordan Veinotte
17th – #3 Justin Beers
18th – #37 Jacob Logan
19th – #96 George Jamieson
20th – #48C Courtney O’Blenis
21st – #94 Ryan Raynes
22nd -#60 Devin Snell
23rd – #11c Kyle Campbell
DNS – #05 Fred Schofield

King Freight Lines Maritime League of Legends Tour 50

1st – #44 Nathan Blackburn
2nd – #12 Sam Rogers
3rd – #68 Michael Cormier
4th – #53 Shelby Baker
5th – #27 Austin MacDonald
6th – #33 Gary Dunning
7th – #75 Emily Meehan
8th – #7 Jeff Cruickshank
9th – #31 Will Farrell
10th – #98 Craig MacDonald
11th – #48 Waylon Farrell
12th – #38 Darren Sherwood
13th – #78 Koven Lewis

Pub’s Drive Thru Bottle Exchange 50 – ECMST

1st – #99 Dave Matthews
2nd – #31 Chris Hatcher
3rd – #51 Jesse Deveau
4th – #86 Tim Webster
5th – #55 Neil Miousse
6th – #67 Cody Byrne
7th – #13 Drew MacEachern
8th – #18 Taylor McLean
9th – #66 Chris Garnett
DQ – #85 Andrew Warren

Tim’s Corner Motorsports Bandolero Blast INEX National Qualifier

1st – #12 Sam Rogers
2nd – #66 Owen Mahar
3rd – #17 Dylan Dowe
4th – #71 Chase MacKay
5th – #4 Nyk Pothier
6th – #24 Ayden Christensen

SENSATIONAL SUPPORT: SPEEDWEEKEND 2018 UNDERCARD ACTION TO HEAT UP TRACK

(Geary, NB – August 30th, 2018) – The McLaughlin Roof Trusses Pro Stock 250 and the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman 150 are the feature racing attractions this weekend at Speedway 660, but six unique support divisions split over Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd will provide some thrilling door-to-door excitement when the Late Model divisions are preparing for their racing action.

Before the Pro Stocks sail it onto the Speedway 660 surface, the Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooters, DMR Auto Street Stocks, the Atlantic Modified Tour and the final leg of the Tim’s Corner Motorsports Bandolero Blast will take the SpeedWeekend stage. Post time for Sunday’s show, including McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 Pro Stock qualifying, is 2pm. The McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 itself is scheduled for a 7pm start.

The DMR Auto Street Stocks and Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooters have consistently put on some of the best racing all season long in the Geary woods. Both of their championship point battles came down to the final laps of the final features on Night of Champions. While season long championships bring the prestige of beating the best over a summer of racing, hoisting the winning trophy on SpeedWeekend brings a thrill like no other regardless of division.

In both the DMR Auto Street Stock and Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooter divisions, the champion and feature win leader are two different drivers. While Shawn Hyslop (St. Stephen, NB) took home two feature wins and the championship, runner up Justin Cole (Harvey, NB) won a whopping five features in 11 starts in 2018. Roger Slocum (Chipman, NB) drove to two feature victories in 2018 while fan favorite Riley Goodwin (McAdam, NB) also put a feature win in his back pocket this Summer. When it came to the Ricky Bobby 100 presented by DMR Auto, it was two-time Street Stock track champion Luc McLaughlin (Geary, NB) driving to victory.

Bryan Suttie (Keswick, NB) was the champion in the Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooters division in 2018 with one feature win, the first of his career, coming early in the season. Brody Levesque (Fredericton, NB) had Riverview Ford Lincoln Victory Lane on speed dial with five visits to victory lane in his four cylinder car. Scott “Bat Hubby” Kennie (Fredericton, NB) flew to three feature victories in his sophomore season. Malcolm Suley (Clarendon, NB) is the most recent winner in the division wile BJ Gillespie (Nackawic, NB) scored an emotional victory mid-way through the 2018 season.

With winning on the mind of every driver on SpeedWeekend, the traffic on the track heading towards Riverview Ford Lincoln Victory Lane will be congested. With this being the final weekend of racing at Speedway 660 for the 2018 season, expect the action to be ramped up from all divisions this weekend.

The Atlantic Modified Tour will also race on Sunday afternoon as a part of SpeedWeekend. This is their second visit to the Geary woods in 2018. Joe Hoyt (Waasis, NB) won the first stop to Speedway 660 for the Modifieds in 2018 while Yves McCray took the most recent round on the Series last weekend at Petty International Raceway. Hoyt leads the championship standings over the No. 91 Stafford Racing team heading into the month of September.

Saturday’s racing will open at 6pm with the Tim’s Corner Motorsports (TCM) Bandolero Blast. The first leg of the TCM Bandolero Blast on the weekend will consist of a 20-lap feature event with qualifying based off final practice and an invert drawn at the driver’s meeting. Saturday’s race will serve as an INEX National Qualifier. INEX members accumulate points at INEX sanctioned feature events throughout the season. A Bandolero driver’s best nineteen finishes plus their best qualifier counts towards their International Point standing.

The TCM Bandolero Blast will conclude on Sunday with heat racing and a 25-lap feature. The driver who accumulates the best average finish over the two days of racing will receive the overall event trophy crafted by Phil-Ko Plastics and Glass and Finish Line Vinyl Design.

Sam Rogers (Lower Onslow, NS) enters as a two-time and the defending TCM Bandolero Blast champion. Rogers will look to do something no driver have done before in the history of the event and become a three-time Bandolero Blast champion on SpeedWeekend. Chipman, New Brunswick’s Cole Boudreau is the only other repeat winner of the event, winning it back in 2011 and 2012.

A number of the region’s top up and coming talents are expected to compete for SpeedWeekend victories. Among those that have expressed interest include Owen Mahar (Hubley, NS), Nyk Pothier (Halifax, NS), Ayden Christensen (Fall River, NS), Chase MacKay (Bear Cove, NS), Kelsea Lewis (Salisbury, NB), Evan Lane (Salisbury, NB), Scotia Speedworld Outlaw point leader Colton and brother Dawson Noble (Upper Nine Mile River, NS), 2017 Scotia Speedworld Beginner Bandit champion Brooke and brother Dylan Dowe (Bedford, NS), Matthew and Jordan Rushton (Dartmouth, NS). Needless to say, the quest for Rogers to make event history will be difficult with the potential entries on the weekend.

Saturday’s racing action will also include two touring series in town to contest racing in their penultimate rounds of 2018. The MJS and Prime Lift East Coast Mini Stock Tour will race in the Pub’s Drive Thru Bottle Exchange 50 with the Maritime League of Legends Tour contesting a 50-lap INEX National Qualifier presented by King Freight Lines.

Both Series enter SpeedWeekend with tight point battles. Chris Hatcher (Beaver Bank, NS; driving for Matthew Warren) leading Andrew Warren (White’s Lake, NS) and Tim Webster (Beaver Bank, NS) by 10 and 15 points, respectively, in the MJS and Prime Lift East Coast Mini Stock Tour. Shelby Baker (Fall River, NS) holds on to a five point lead over Emily Meehan (Rawdon Gold Mines, NS) with an INEX National Qualifier hanging in the balance on Saturday evening.

You can check out a full preview of both touring series on their respective websites, EastCoastMiniStockTour.com and MaritimeLegends.ca. Previews for those races can also be found on Speedway660.com.

The annual SpeedWeekend 2018 corn boil, bonfire and pre-race concert kicks off festivities in the infield of Speedway 660 on Friday, August 31st. DJ Dale Case will be spinning tunes in between sets by The Walking Contradictions. Admission to the event is FREE and will run from 7pm to 12am on Friday.

Fans are reminded that SpeedWeekend 2018 tickets and campsites are now available. An order form for both can be found on the front page of Speedway660.com or on the SpeedWeekend page on the website. Those that would like to order in person can order at the Speedway 660 office. Registration remains open for teams that are intending to compete in both the McLaughlin Roof Trusses Pro Stock 250 and the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman 150 by heading online or visiting the Speedway 660 office.

For more information about Speedway 660, visit Speedway660.com, like @Speedway660 on Facebook or call the Speedway 660 Raceline at (506) 454-7223.

About Speedway 660:
Speedway 660 is one of Canada’s premier stock car racing facilities. Located in New Brunswick’s Fredericton region, it attracts race teams and fans from the Maritimes, New England and Quebec. The Speedway 660 racing season runs from mid May until Labour Day Weekend. SpeedWeekend, one of the most prestigious short track events in eastern North America, wraps up Speedway 660’s racing season.

East Coast Mini Stock Tour Opens Cap on September with Pub’s Drive Thru Bottle Exchange 50

Series Release/Featured Photo by Tanya Everett Photography

(Dartmouth, NS – August 30th, 2018) – The MJS and Prime Lift East Coast Mini Stock Tour races their way to Speedway 660 this weekend for Round Six of the 2018 season. The Pub’s Drive Thru Bottle Exchange 50 for the MJS and Prime Lift East Coast Mini Stock Tour on Saturday, September 1st is a part of SpeedWeekend 2018 at the Geary oval. Racing begins on Saturday evening at 6pm.

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LATE MODEL LIMELIGHT; PRO STOCK AND SPORTSMAN TO HEADLINE SPEEDWEEKEND 2018

(GEARY, NB – August 29th, 2018) – One of the biggest motorsports events in Atlantic Canada is finally here. SpeedWeekend 2018 at Speedway 660 will bring thousands to Geary, New Brunswick for two days of thrilling short track racing in seven different divisions. The weekend begins on Friday, August 31st at 7pm with the annual SpeedWeekend infield corn boil, bonfire and concert from The Walking Contradictions. Saturday, September 1st kicks off the racing action headlined by the $7,500 to win Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman 150 and continues Sunday, September 2nd with the 18th Annual McLaughlin Roof Trusses Pro Stock 250. Post time for Saturday’s racing action is 6pm with Sunday’s qualifying kicking into high gear at 2pm.

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